The first Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun has died at the age of 96, his family announced on Monday.
Ajose-Adeogun died on Saturday.
A statement issued on behalf of the family by Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun, said the family has announced the passing away to the eternal glory of their patriarch, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun.
The statement said the deceased was appointed as Minister by the General Muritala Mohammed military government and was responsible for the Master Plan of Abuja during his time as the FCT minister.
“Before he was appointed as the FCT minister, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun had served meritoriously as a two-term Federal Commissioner for Cooperatives and Supply in August 1975,” it said.
The statement added that he was later appointed as the Federal Commissioner for Special Duties, Federal Capital Development Authority.
The deceased attended CMS Grammar School, Lagos, between 1940 and 1946; School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; University College London —obtained Cambridge School Certificate with exemption from London Matriculation; Inter LL.B. (London).